McCann Family Crest Parchment

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McCann Family Crest

Beautifully arranged in this parchment and created by Edmond McGrath (RIP) in the 1970s and only rediscovered after 40 years in safe storage, we bring you a very special illustration that encompasses symbols of your Irish tribal heritage. The owner of this name is by definition a child of Ireland in culture and in blood!

On this A1 (23.4 x 33.1 inch) sized parchment, your special Irish Coat of Arms is deservedly embellished by all the many ancient Celtic inspirations of Irish artists, scholars and architects. At the centre you see the backdrop of the Kerry landscape with her scenic Killarney lakes, whilst other bordering elements are the craftsmanship of sculptors and builders who managed to create works of art with the most basic of tools. With this parchment you will see your family name as an integral part of the Irish story which will forever remain an integral part of Irish heritage.

This parchment can be an heirloom for many generations yet to come as your family thrive into the future making their own mark on history as your ancestors did. Your unique Irish family Coat of Arms is a wonderful creative reminder that your name has an Irish tribal identity with its origin, derivatives and impact on the culture of Ireland and worldwide. All of this written in Celtic calligraphy. The design inspiration is about Ireland’s story and how your family have made a mark on Ireland history. 

Features of Ireland illustrated include:

  • Book of Kells inspired artwork
  • St.Patrick
  • The Cross of Cong
  • The Ardagh Chalice
  • Killarney Lakes
  • The Irish Harp
  • The Currachs of the West of Ireland
  • Glendalough Monastery
  • Blarney Castle
  • Traditional thatched houses of Ireland
  • Ahenny Cross
  • Cross of Muiredach
  • The Burgh O’Malley Chalice
  • The crests of the four provinces of Ireland: Ulster, Connaught, Leinster, Munster
  • The Tara Brooch
  • The Celtic Torc 

The McCann Coat Of Arms Story

Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McCann family history parchment:

During the tenth century, Irish surnames became fixed, when most septs or clans took their permanent name from the Chief of their Tribe, thus the origin of this surname is Mac Anna, which means ‘son of Annadh’. This eventually became McCanna and is also anglicised in certain Western parts of Ireland to Canny. The McCanns originally held the fertile plain of Clanbrassil on the South Shore of Lough Neagh; and despite all the upheavals of Irish history, it is here that the majority of those bearing this surname is still found. Of the early chieftains, Amhlaibh McCanna, who died in 1155 was a ‘pillar of Chivalry and Vigour’ according to later chronicles. Perhaps the last lord of Clanbrassil was Donnell McCanoa, who lived during the rebellious closing years of the sixteenth century. The two most eminent McCanns have been gifted with words. Michael Joseph McCann, who was born in 1824, wrote the poem ‘O’ Donnell Adu’. Patrick McCanna of Armagh must have visited Blarney before he left for France for, during the French revolution, he found himself defending the Irish college from a frenzied mob by talking them round from hostility to friendship- not an easy task. He ended an eventful career as a prominent merchant in Boulogne.

 

The Print Options For You:

Note: Free shipping for all options.

Framed Print: White or black frameDelivered framed to your home for you to hang on your wall. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.

Print Only: Print rolled and shipped to your home. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.

Unlimited Print Download: An ideal option if you would like your extended family to each have one. Use it digitally as your desktop wallpaper or print it for your living room. If you choose to order this, you will be sent the link to download the high quality PDF afterwards and start sharing with all the family!

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